Distance Bullet Journaling with TutorCam

Distance Bullet Journaling with TutorCam

How to Bullet Journal

What do you get when you combine a daily planner with life goals, scrapbooking, a diary and your favorite inspirational quotes?

A bullet journal.

Invented by Ryder Carrol almost a decade ago, the bullet journal takes daily organization to a whole new echelon, where creativity meets productivity. While the cornerstones of bullet journaling are open to personal preferences, we thought we’d give you a few tips to get started!

What is a bullet journal?

The bullet journal’s pages are traditionally filled with dot-grid pages, as seen below. These serve as guides to help you plan out your page. However, as with most things, the bullet journal has evolved over time and you’ll find enthusiasts using blank pages as well. It all boils down to making it your own.

The more personal you make your bullet journal, the more likely you are to keep up with it.

You can use your bullet journal all sorts of ways, meal planning, fitness tracker, business ideas, and everything in between. The idea is to keep yourself organized with whatever goals your bullet journal is helping you achieve.

What do you need to start your bullet journal?

It all depends on how creative you want to be with your journal.

For a clean, “minimalist” look, you can get started quickly with a suitable journal (either dot-grid or blank pages) and a pen that won’t bleed through. For pops of color, gel pens work great!

Stickers, pressed flowers, washi tapes, invitations to important events, pertinent news articles can all have their place and use in your bullet journal.

Find your style and get journaling! You may find that your tastes and preferences change over time and that’s great too. Your bullet journal can serve as a recording of your creativity as you go.

How to set up your bullet journal?

First step is to number your pages. It may seem like a tedious task, but it’ll help keep you organized.

Next, you’ll want to create your index. Just like a “table of contents”, you’ll use this as a quick reference guide for where to find things in your bullet journal.

Before you do this, you’ll want to plan out how you’ll use the planning portion of your journal. Do you want to track your to-do’s by day, week or month, or have a section for all three?

I’d recommend you label your index page, then start filling out the other pages how you’d like them arranged. As you create a page, add them into your index page as you go.

For tasks and goals, you’ll want to design ways to let keep you organized. Some opt for simple bullet lists that can be crossed out or carried forward as you go, some like checkboxes. Others create meanings for symbols that tell them more details, like using the “>” symbol instead of crossing out a task that is carried forward to a new day, week or month.

Bullet Journaling Together from a Distance

Hobbies give us a reason to come together and connect. Bullet journaling is no exception. Just like there are scrapbooking groups that meet and share materials and ideas, you’ll find groups that like to journal together as well.

Getting together face to face isn’t always feasible, whether it’s due to distance, quarantine or a multitude of other reasons you may find yourself unable to gather. Here is where TutorCam can help!

TutorCam allows you to share your workspace with friends, family and hobby groups, by turning your phone or tablet into a document camera while using the online meeting platforms we are already familiar with, such as Zoom and Google Meet.

 Click on the video to watch how Ashley, our talented customer service superstar, shares her bullet journal tips with other TutorCam team members!

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Did the video give you some ideas or have you used your TutorCam for virtual bullet journal sessions? Let us know in the comments below!

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